Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pinwheel Blanket and Olympic Sweater

I finally started my Olympic knitting on Saturday night at about 10:30. If you can read my row counter I had completed 1 whole row before I went to bed at around 11:30. I used Ann Budds handy book of patterns to help determine the number of stitches to cast on but the chart only includes even number guages and I was getting 4 1/2 stitches per inch so I did a bit of math.

And I finished the pinwheel blanket at around 7:30 on saturday night. I think it looks great. I haven't measured it or blocked it (it definetely needs blocking) I'm sure it will grow.

I did a row of yarns overs the row before the bind off row to carry on the yarn over increases used to make the pinwheel shape and instead of doing the decreases I left the stitch increases in to make a nice ruffled effect around the edge.

Let's just hope that they were right and it is a girl :)

Made from Bernat Cotton Tots - Strawberry and White on Size 7 Needles.
2 Skeins white
3 Skeins Strawberry (Someone may have run out of yarn the rows before the bind off) You could probably do 2 skeins of each if you didn't do the yarn overs before the bind off row


Blogger Crystal said...

Oh, It looks Fab! You should be so proud of yourself. It seems like you finished it rather quickly. Good for you!

14/2/06 09:42  
Blogger Brooke said...

The blanket looks wonderful. DId you make the pattern yourself or use someone else's? I love it!

14/2/06 13:17  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Very nice. You're such a good Auntie.

14/2/06 16:19  

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